What you need to become an assessor

An assessor is an important part of the training cycle. They oversee the formal marking process and provide mentoring, either within their own workplace or independently. They are a vital part of maintaining the quality of Careerforce qualifications and programmes.

Consent and moderation requirements

Consent and moderation requirements (CMRs) ensure that our assessors are qualified to assess particular unit standards. The CMR defines what qualifications an assessor needs to perform their role, and are designed by NZQA to ensure workplaces and trainees are provided with a consistent quality of learning.

In summary, the criteria is that assessors:

  • are appropriately qualified to assess against assessment standards.  To meet this requirement assessors must hold unit standard 4098.  See below to download a list of 4098 training providers.
  • either hold a qualification relevant to the content of the standards being assessed, at or above the level of the standards, or can demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills.
  • undertake relevant training or professional development to remain current in their sector.
  • where relevant, hold professional registration.

More information about the Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) that Careerforce follows:

Download consent and moderation requirements (CMR)


How to become an assessor

As a Careerforce registered assessor you will be contributing to a better quality of care and support in New Zealand.  The steps you will need to follow to achieve Careerforce assessor registration are outlined here:

Download assessor process diagram


Careerforce registered assessor application

All new assessors should first complete and return the Careerforce registered assessor application.

Download assessor application


Do the 4098 unit standard training

Assessors must hold unit standard 4098: Use standards to assess candidate performance. People credited with this unit standard can prepare for and conduct assessment, complete assessment administration and review the assessment practice. Once this unit standard has been obtained, you can apply to Careerforce to have the training fees reimbursed (up to a maximum of $340 plus gst).

Download list of 4098 unit standard providers


REAL assessor training workshops

These workshops will contextualise the 4098 unit standard training and guide assessors through the Careerforce expectations and essential considerations. The workshops equip future assessors with the skills and knowledge needed to understand how Careerforce learning and assessment works.  This will enable them to implement the Careerforce REAL model which focuses on respectful, efficient, applied and living training and assessment.See list of assessor workshops

If you have any questions about becoming an assessor, email the Careerforce Assessor Team: